The Shackling of Incarcerated Pregnant Women

The report is available here.

The IHR Clinic, in partnership with the ACLU National Prison Project, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers and independent scholar and consultant Rachel Roth, researched and drafted a report on the shackling of pregnant prisoners in the United States. The report was submitted to Committee Against Torture in September 2014. The shadow report, "The Shackling of Incarcerated Pregnant Women," represents the views of a community of lawyers, practitioners and activists working to eliminate the practice of shackling pregnant prisoners in the United States. In this sense, it is part of a larger effort to build both a national and international coalition towards the same end. Read more . . .